Category Archives: Purchases

Yet more offcuts!

It’s probably fitting that my first proper post this year is about buying more wood, rather than actually doing anything with it! Wood Recycling Project I have a couple of days off work to coincide with a school holiday, so … Continue reading

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Thoughts on order

[A combination of health problems and bereavement have conspired against me getting any time in the workshop (or even at car boot sales! 😦 ) but here’s a post I’ve been writing for a while] I suspect I’m not alone … Continue reading

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Weekend update

I didn’t get any time in the workshop during the week. Yesterday was spent at a family birthday in a rural village hall, where I noticed this rather nice little toggle/latch, holding a long trestle table against the wall: Something … Continue reading

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More eBay purchases and a sale

I usually keep an eye on eBay in case there are any bargains that everyone else has missed. The other day I saw a lot with various planes, braces and mallets plus a cast iron glue pot for a starting … Continue reading

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Car booty – 02/06/2013

Today I went to Sayers Common car boot sale with my youngest daughter while my wife took our eldest daughter to a party. We’ve not been since April, when we were very impressed, so I had quite high hopes and … Continue reading

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More offcuts

Yesterday after visiting my relative I went to Wenban’s to check out their offcuts. As usual they had a whole load of Pine, Iroko, Idigbo, Utile etc plus a few bits of Oak, Ash, Beech, Tulip etc.

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eBay purchase roundup

I don’t think I ever posted about the other plane I got before I picked up the No. 71 router plane off eBay Stanley Bailey No. 3 – £14.50 + 5.90 P&P I got it some time ago but have … Continue reading

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